Bennington, VT- The MCLA Men's Tennis team opened up their 2020 season with a resounding 8-1 win over NVU-Johnson this afternoon at the Bennington Tennis Center. The win moved MCLA to 1-0 while the Badgers start 0-1.
In this non league matchup, the Trailblazers started fast as they swept through the doubles matchups. Cal Najimy paired with John Archer-Harvey for an 8-1 win in the top doubles slot. Andrew Nygard and Nick Castle disposed of Patrick Bell and Kyle Robbins for another point, and when Mohamed Mahrous and Curt Nitzsche won, the Trailblazers were up 3-0.
In singles play, Nygard defeated David Cosman 6-2, 6-3 for his second point of the day. Archer-Harvey won handily in the third singles slot while Castle earned his second point in the fourth matchup. Mahrous and Felix Bou also earned points for MCLA to round out their scoring.
The Badgers Dylan Griffin topped Najimy in a hard fought, three set matchup to earn the lone point for NVU.
MCLA is off until Wednesday when they head to Castleton for another non league match.